Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll Accused of Lesbian Fling With Top Aide

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In a stunning series of accusations, Florida's lieutenant governor, Jennifer Carroll, was allegedly caught in a compromising sexual position with a top female aide.

Of course, the claims are coming from a former Carroll staffer who was fired and is facing third-degree felony charges for illegally taping Carroll's conversations and supplying one of them to a newspaper reporter.

Carletha Cole, the former aide making the accusations, was arrested in October. She allegedly taped a conversation between Carroll and her chief of staff. In the conversation, the former chief of staff was allegedly critical of Gov. Rick Scott and said he was "afraid" of her and was "not leading." (Carroll had a history of being critical of Scott before she was chosen as his running mate.) In Florida, all recordings must be made with the consent of those being recorded. If convicted of the charges, Cole could face up to five years in prison. Cole, a minister and grandmother, had been previously fired after going public with inter-office squabbles occurring in the lieutenant governor's office, and apparently isn't yet done with airing Carroll's alleged dirty laundry. Whether her accusations are true is another matter.

According to the Associated Press, Cole's attorney filed a document in court making the allegations. Cole contends she found Carroll and one of her top aides, Beatriz "Bibi" Ramos, in a "compromising position" in Carroll's office. In a press release issued a few weeks ago, Cole had previously accused Carroll of "nepotism and misuse of office for sexual escapade."

Cole also claims Ramos was living in the lieutenant governor's home.

Cole helped arranged travel plans for the Carroll, and at one point she was told by Ramos to find adjoining hotel rooms for the lieutenant governor and Ramos whenever they traveled, Cole claims. However, when Carroll and her husband traveled to Puerto Rico last summer, Cole says she arranged to have Ramos stay in an adjoining room but was scolded for it and never given a reason.

It should be noted, though, that Ramos and Cole's working relationship was not cordial. In March 2011, Ramos threw a cigar in Cole's office waste basket after taking a few puffs of it during a St. Patrick's Day party. The action sparked a fire that another employee extinguished. Cole maintains the fire was set intentionally. After investigating the matter, however, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement ruled the fire accidental.

Carroll says all of Cole's accusations are not true.

"That's totally false and absurd," Carroll told the AP.

Carroll, Florida's highest ranking African American official, spent the morning addressing the NAACP conference and explaining why President Obama was bad for the African American community.

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12 comments
Eisai
Eisai

So how do you explain the NY congress Anthony Wiener's sexting pics...Made it to the NYT and then to Politico.  A diet of low hanging fruit is a dangerous thing!!!

FratDawg23
FratDawg23

 You are right - the Scott/Carroll administration is horrible for Florida and the nation.

FratDawg23
FratDawg23

The race is on: will Rick Scott or Jennifer Carroll be the first to be charged with something criminal while in office? LoL 

Arianne57
Arianne57

Clearly she tripped over a the trash can and fell into Carroll's lap....face first.

Johnnie Sanchez
Johnnie Sanchez

I guess gays are OK for Teabaggers as long as they're asshole Republicans... You need help Beatrice or some more detailed brainwashing....Now listen: Gay men and women are an abomination...repeat after me Troll.... Gay men and women are an abomination. The American Taliban are black and white and gay. True democracy if I say so myself...

Shywanna
Shywanna

Yeah. y'all some of us wood like ta see her in a tryst and twisted all arrrrrrrrround mah face. Whassu mattah you 'fraid of a liitle face-to-pussycat mistah salami?

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